The mark of any great dance music remix rests in an artist’s ability to put their own stamp on a favorite tune, all the while leaving the original recognizably in-tact. Whether it’s a producer whose given the enviable task of official remix duties or a newcomer striving to leave their footprint on a great artist’s hallmark track, good remixes are virtually everywhere. Great remixes, however, happen in the magical moment that a remixer finds that sweet spot in the studio. That’s why CE has scoured the interwebs in search of the latest and greatest remixes — all wrapped into one easy-listening playlist. This is the Remix Radar.
We’ve gathered up the hottest remixes over the past few weeks, along with some of our personal favorites, for the next Remix Radar. In this month’s edition, Sofi Tukker tapped Vini Vici and WHITENO1SE to remix “Swing,” deadmau5 enlisted mau5trap artist Sian for an official retouch of “Satrn,” and Midnight Kids took on San Holo’s recent hit, “Honest.”
Slander and Said The Sky released a massive remix package for their most recent hit track, “Potions,” and we’ve highlighted William Black’s gorgeous touch-up. MitiS also released a remix pack for his RUNN-assisted single, “Shattered,” with a standout cut from Culture Code.
In the way of big-name remixes mixing big-name artists, NGHTMRE has remixed Cheat Codes’ “No Service in the Hills,” Oliver Heldens remixed Justin Timberlake and SZA’s “The Other Side,” Destructo remixed Idris Elba’s “Ballie,” and Major Lazer remixed The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights.”
Other notable remixes from promising rising acts come in the form of Niit Gritti’s remix of Ekali and Illenium’s “Hard To Say Goodbye,” QUIX’s remix of Alison Wonderland’s “Happy Place,” 1788-L’s remix of Madeon’s “All My Friends,” and LICK’s remix of JVNA’s “Catch Me.”
Without further ado, here are our Top 20 remixes over the past month in this edition of CE‘s Remix Radar.
Remix Radar Tracklist
- San Holo – Honest ft. Broads (Midnight Kids Remix)
- Sofi Tukker – Swing (Vini Vici & WHITENO1SE Remix)
- DREOLOE – Written Maze (Notaker Remix)
- DJ Misjah x DJ Tim – Access (i_o Remix)
- Yves V x Ilkay Sencan– Not So Bad ft. Emie (Zonderling Remix)
- deadmau5 – Satrn (Sian Remix)
- Cheat Codes – No Service in the Hills (NGHTMRE Remix)
- The Weeknd – Blinding Lights (Major Lazer Remix)
- Ekali x Illenium – Hard To Say Goodbye (Nitti Gritti Remix)
- MitiS – Shattered ft. RUNN (Culture Code Remix)
- Idris Elba – Ballie ft. Kah Lo (Destructo Remix)
- Slander x Said The Sky – Potions (William Black Remix)
- Armin van Burren – Song I Sing (Will Sparkes Remix)
- Kasbo – I Get You (Fakear Remix)
- Madeon – All My Friends (1788-L Remix)
- RL Grime – Era (KRANE Unfinished Remix)
- Alison Wonderland – Happy Place (QUIX Remix)
- JVNA – Catch Me (LICK Remix)
- Justin Timberlake & SZA – The Other Side (Oliver Heldens Remix)
- Minnesota – Too Faced (Stylust Remix)
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